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recycled light bulb

a typical rainy sunday project, I was about to trash a broken light bulb but thought I could give it a new life

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I turned a broken light into an oil lamp by carefully removing the cap, took a second broken one (wonder why I have those in stock) broke the glass, to keep the cap undamaged.
after that I added a cotton wire as fuse by carefully opening the glass bulb and used the undamaged cap as new cover. the result is a funny oil lamp. since a lightbulb is not made to stand by itself I used some wood from my garden as a foot, and to make the set complete I added a second bulb just for fun.

I did do some experiments with Shou Sugi Ban technique to make nicer looking pedestals for the lights, the first results are already impressive just used some fresh wood from my garden, a torch and some oil from my kitchen

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The Big One wrote 05/02/2014 at 01:17 point
Very nice use of what would otherwise be waste. Kudos!

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Eric Evenchick wrote 04/09/2014 at 18:08 point
Simple, but a smart way to recycle old bulbs. Probably won't work so well with CFLs though ;)

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Bubble wrote 04/09/2014 at 19:28 point
I take that as a challenge,, give me a day or two :)

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Eric Evenchick wrote 04/09/2014 at 19:30 point
Haha, I'm looking forward to it, but watch out for the mercury!

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Bubble wrote 04/09/2014 at 20:18 point
Hi Eric, correction it only took me 10 minutes, (plus 15 to find a new fuse) when ever you are in Holland please come pick it up, it does work, but is to be honest very ugly... : )

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Bubble wrote 04/09/2014 at 20:19 point
see the added photo and judge yourself

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Sarah Wittman wrote 04/08/2014 at 16:26 point
That's awesome. Very creative!

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